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antibiotic help please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by klf73, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    will an oral antibiotic help if my frozen(frostbite) chickens feet become infected? My husband bought some oxytetracycline(what the person at the store told him). It says it is to treat diseases, would it help an infected foot? It says it's a broad spectrum antibiotic. Any help is appreciated.
  2. maymiegirl

    maymiegirl Songster

    Jul 27, 2008
    It is a very good antibiotic for that reason-but depending on its age the bird may lose a part of the foot if it has been frozen. You need to keep it on clean shavings and it needs to stay extremely dry.
  3. sammi

    sammi Songster

    Dec 21, 2007
    Southeast USA
    I would think a penicillin would be more appropriate..
    Pen-G for example.
    look for antibiotics in the livestock section.

    some are kept in a refrigerator..

    you need something that treats staph or strep. bacteria.

    oxy is for treating respiratory illnesses..

    Pen-G or Baytril..(Baytril comes from a vet..Pen-G and other penicillins are available at most farm/feed stores)
    other meds:: lincomycin, amoxicillin, cephalaxin..(Keflex)
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2009

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